Cass Sunstein: Conservatives think Constitution means what it originally meant


Cass Sunstein says the conservative view of the Constitution requires a

‘time machine’

GLENN: John Kerry may be right.

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: That Americans are just big, fat dumb dumb dummies and that's the only

reason why we oppose all of these things is because we're just too stupid to get


PAT: Well, at least one American, maybe.

GLENN: You think so?

PAT: Yeah. I think one American doesn't get why this Cass Sunstein quote is any

sort of story.

GLENN: I don't know who that American is.

PAT: You don't know who that American is?

GLENN: No, I don't.

PAT: It's interesting how dumb this American is. He doesn't even know this

American is him.

GLENN: Now, see, I

PAT: That's pretty dumb.

GLENN: I think this is very unfair of you.

PAT: Dumb.

GLENN: Play the audio here of Cass Sunstein.

PAT: Here is Cass Sunstein on the conservative view of the Constitution.

SUNSTEIN: Let me explain the division among the conservative legal thinkers.

Some conservative legal things like Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas is that

the Constitution means what it originally meant. That means that we should

understand the document by going through a sort of time machine and capturing

the public understanding of the public that ratified the document a century or

more than a century ago. So, that is a very distinctive approach which would

involve quite radical changes in our existing Constitutional understanding and

Justice Thomas is entirely clear on that.

GLENN: Okay. Why is this a problem?

PAT: Is that a problem so far?

STU: This is what you've been saying about progressivism for, what, 8 million

years it seems like. That is it crystalized.

PAT: Well, I don't know that this is a problem for us. We've been saying it the

whole time. Here's him saying it out of his own mouth.

GLENN: I told you this is what they say. This is what they believe. Cass

Sunstein just happens to be one of the real

PAT: He's honest.

GLENN: If you don't believe me, listen to Cass.

SUNSTEIN: Let me explain the division among conservative legal thinkers. Some

conservative legal thinkers like justice Scalia and Justice Thomas think that

the Constitution means what it originally meant.

PAT: Crazy.

GLENN: Can you imagine?

PAT: I mean, let that soak it for a second. Some conservative legal thinkers

actually believe that the Constitution means what it originally meant.

GLENN: (Laughter.)

PAT: What?!

STU: Can you imagine saying that in public?

PAT: I can't.

STU: Knowing you're being recorded and uttering that sentence?

PAT: I can't. Right out in the open. There it is, we don't believe in the

original intent of the U.S. Constitution.

STU: And we've evolved past it. As you've been saying, Glenn, progressivism that

is exactly what we've been saying about progressivism for how long? How long

have you said that exact thing that they just believe we are going to evolve

past it and you've quoted all these people from back in the day but, of course,

they deny that is what they're doing until now.

GLENN: This is why the Constitution no longer matters.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Because it doesn't matter what this is why they make fun of this is why

they make fun of the founding fathers. This is why they make fun of the you

know, the people like all of us that want to go and

PAT: Believe in the original intent.

GLENN: Right. Want to learn more about Washington, etc., etc. They are

irrelevant now. They're irrelevant. It is it's as relevant as, you know,

studying about George III to them. It makes no difference. What difference does

that make? It is not our history. It is why conservatives have such deep love

for the founding of this country, such deep love for the story of the American

Revolution and why progressives don't care at all. I mean, they don't it doesn't

matter to them. It's just another story in history.

PAT: I just have to amend my original statement. It's not because a big dummy.

It's just because you've been, I guess, saying this for so long that now that it

actually we have audio of it coming out of his own mouth and there it is, you

know, there's the proof positive, you move way beyond that and you I know.

GLENN: If this audience, if this audience doesn't get it at this point.

PAT: But you know what I like about it is this is something you can share with

your friends.

STU: This is clear, concise

PAT: I've been telling you this for a year. Here it is, and then play this for

them. We need to get a it's already on

The Blaze.

GLENN: This is Cass Sunstein, the regulatory czar. So, there is nothing

unconstitutional to him.

STU: Right. And he's also one of the smartest guys they have, too. This is just

some idiot blurting stuff out.

GLENN: This is the architect. This is the architect. This is the most dangerous

man in America

STU: And he explains, too, why there's no these arguments about healthcare not

being Constitutional don't relate to them.

GLENN: They don't care.

PAT: They don't care.

STU: It doesn't make any difference to them.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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